Encyclopaedia heraldica; or, Complete dictionary of heraldry
v. 1. Dictionary of heraldry. Glover's ordinary of arms.--v. 2. Dictionary of arms.--v. 3. Plates.--v. 4. Supplement
Publisher London, Published for the author by Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper
Call number 2519238
Digitizing sponsor Boston Public Library
Book contributor Boston Public Library
Collection bostonpubliclibrary; americana
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October 20, 2012
Bookshelf of British Heraldry
Encyclopaedia Heraldica, or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry, William BERRY, Sherwood Gilbert and Piper, 1828-40??
Reasonably clear reproduction of a very comprehensive work, although it can be difficult to find things, printed page numbers are rare and the contents page does not show page numbers anyway. Family names are scattered in several different sections and addenda. Despite this, there is a potentially useful cross reference sections that links ordinaries and charges with family names, e.g. you can answer questions such as "which armigers have a chevron sable"?
Fully text searchable, OCR accuracy 95%+, some pages and especially the plates in Volume III are quite faded.
To assist in using this work I have created a new table of contents, the numbers below being the PDF version page numbers. (Note volume II has a slightly different file name structure)
Volume I: ( encyclopaediaher01berr )
Contents (not by page) 19
Dictionary of Heraldry (Glossary) 23 - 583
(The Following 3 sections comprise "Glover's Ordinary of Arms")
Arms Cross Reference 585 - 759 (this has a separate run of printed page numbers of 1 - 176)
Index to Ordinaries 760 - 806 (links family names to the printed page numbers above)
Index to Charges (Links charges to the printed page numbers above)
Appendix and various addenda (including to the Glossary) 827 - 863
Volume II.i ( encyclopdiaher21berr )
A Dictionary of Arms, ABACONE to KARNADY 6 - 1004
Volume II.ii ( encyclopdiaher22berr )
A Dictionary of Arms, KARR - ZUSTO 6 - 934
Appendix 936 - 1115
Addenda & Errata 1116 - 1126 (I'm not clear what the difference is between this and the previous section)
Volume III ( encyclopaediaher03berr )
Index to Plates (by Plate No.) 9 - 28
Plates I to CXI (some rather faded ) 29 - 257
Arms of Subscribers 259 - 307
Volume IV ( encyclopaediaher04berr )
Dictionary of Arms AARON - ZYMON 10 - 594
Description of the Arms of Subscribers 595
New Peers Since Publication 600
New Baronets Since Publication 611
Plates (arms of subscribers) 619 - 624
May 6, 2009
Part 2 is also available
Just search for "Encyclopædia heraldica" or click on the hyperlink of the author "William Berrer".
June 22, 2008
File seems fine.
You might want to try downloading this volume again. I just got it along with volumes 1 & 4. They all opened with no problem.
I'd like to have vol. 2 but haven't seen it in results or near the other volumes.
Just on opening the volume I'd give it a 5.
April 4, 2008
This file, in PDF, B/W PDF, DjVU is DAMAGED, and cannot be repaired. As far as usability is concerned, this rates a "0".